Gizmodo Frights: The Spookiest Phobias From the Wikipedia of Fear

By Eve Peyser on at

I am afraid of everything, and for good reason: the world can be a really miserable and terrifying place. There are some things, however, I fear for no tangible reason. Like the number eleven. It freaks me out. A lot. You know what’s even worse than eleven? One hundred and eleven. I’m writing these numbers out because I will panic if I see that many ones next to each other. On my quest to figure out why on earth eleven has some inherently evil quality only I can perceive, I found a beautiful website called Phobia Wiki. Here’s its mission statement:

This is a Scary Website that is made for the following: Lost Episodes Phobias, Urban Legends Or Serial Killers,BUT NO GRAPHIC PICTURES!

As someone who doesn’t like graphic pictures, no graphic pictures is important to me. Here are Phobia Wiki’s top freakiest phobias:

Hendecaphobia

Gizmodo Frights: The Spookiest Phobias From the Wikipedia of Fear

The 9/11 stuff really makes you think. I was a child living in lower Manhattan on 9/11/01, so perhaps that’s why the number instills fear in me. Or maybe I’m psychic. Again, we can’t really be sure about these things, so it’s safest to assume I’m psychic and eleven holds an inherent evil that has to do with terrorism.

Ablutophobia

Gizmodo Frights: The Spookiest Phobias From the Wikipedia of Fear

So weird, my ex had this.

Animotophobia

Gizmodo Frights: The Spookiest Phobias From the Wikipedia of Fear

So weird, my ex also had this.

Deuterophobia

Gizmodo Frights: The Spookiest Phobias From the Wikipedia of Fear

Famous sufferers of this phobia include: Garfield.

Gelophobia

Gizmodo Frights: The Spookiest Phobias From the Wikipedia of Fear

If you’re afraid of laughing, first of all, I’m sorry. That sounds like the worst.

Anagnosmaphobia

Gizmodo Frights: The Spookiest Phobias From the Wikipedia of Fear

Ostensibly, if you’re anagnosmaphobic, reading this is the scariest thing in the world to you. Boo! Happy Halloween!